EFT (Elbow to Fingertips): 0
NICKNAME: Oh Yeah
WEIGHT: 165 LBS.
LEVER LENGTH (ELBOW TO FINGERTIP): 18”
HOMETOWN: Crystal, Minnesota
FAVORITE ARMWRESTLING TECHNIQUE: Hook
RIVALRIES: Yosef Chabi, Mike McGarry, Tony Kitowski, Chris Gobby, Paul Vertalka and Ethan Fritsche.
YEARS COMPETING IN THE SPORT: 6.5 years
WAL TITLES: WAL 2014 Finalist
EMPLOYMENT: Works at Hirshfield’s Paint Manufacturing making paint
HOBBIES: Working out, running and anything outdoors
FAVORITE TRAINING TECHNIQUE: He practices all techniques, but his best exercise in the gym is wrist curls.
INTERESTING FACT OR EXPERIENCE THAT HELPED SHAPE LIFE: Handeland fractured his hamate bones in both his left and right hands while armwrestling. His orthopedic doctor told him he was the only patient he knew who broke their hamate bones in both hands. He had surgery twice. When he started competing, armwrestling was dead in Minnesota, so he formed a team and started holding tournaments. He’s known as the Head of Minnesota Armwrestling.
UNIQUE FACT: He has competed in 19 different states and 3 countries.
MOTTO: “Be prepared.”